Preventing Health and Environmental Risks in Latin America

  • Ma. Luisa Marván
  • Esperanza López-Vázquez

Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Esperanza López-Vázquez, Ma. Luisa Marván
    Pages 1-12
  3. Human Behaviour Affecting Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Tania Romo-González, Raquel González-Ochoa, Rosalba León-Díaz, Gabriel Gutiérrez-Ospina
      Pages 15-30
    3. Rosalba León-Díaz, Yamilet Ehrenzweig, Tania Romo-González, Carlos Larralde
      Pages 31-43
    4. Yamilet Ehrenzweig, Ma. Luisa Marván
      Pages 45-58
    5. Socorro Herrera Meza, Grecia Herrera Meza
      Pages 59-70
    6. Ninfa Ramírez Durán, Arturo G. Rillo, Horacio Sandoval Trujillo
      Pages 71-85
    7. Roseane de Fátima Guimarães Czelusniak
      Pages 87-99
    8. Jorge Luis Arellanez Hernández
      Pages 101-111
  4. Environment and Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Eric C. Jones, A. J. Faas, Arthur Murphy, Graham A. Tobin, Linda M. Whiteford, Christopher McCarty
      Pages 151-166
    3. Dayra Elizabeth Ojeda-Rosero, Melissa Cepeda-Ricaurte, Esperanza López-Vázquez
      Pages 193-207
    4. Nicolás C. Bronfman, Pamela C. Cisternas, Esperanza López-Vázquez
      Pages 223-235
    5. Lorena R. Pérez Floriano, Julieta Amada Leyva Pacheco
      Pages 237-250
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-266

About this book


This book addresses environmental and medical issues that could risk our well-being, our health, or even cause death. Some of the issues analysed could have negative consequences not only today but also for future generations if not prevented in time. With regard to health risks, the authors discuss several diseases that could be avoided if people perform (or avoid) certain behaviours and become accustomed to having healthier habits. Concerning environmental hazards, the authors discuss which social groups should be taken into account based on preventive strategies used to avoid a particular disaster. Both sections of the book on health and environmental issues have a subsection with chapters about risks and society. No matter the risk-related discipline the reader is familiar with, when he ends reading the book, it will become clear that risk analysis is the basis for prevention, and that it cannot be addressed from a single discipline nor with a single methodology.


Risk perception Health behavior Environmental behavior Risk behavior Prevention of risks

Editors and affiliations

  • Ma. Luisa Marván
    • 1
  • Esperanza López-Vázquez
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Psychological ResearchUniversidad VeracruzanaXalapaMexico
  2. 2.Interdisciplinary Psychology Research CenterUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de MorelosCuernavacaMexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73798-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73799-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-4024
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-4032
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